Pocahontas County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Pocahontas County

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County News

November 29, 2019

The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will host its annual Dairy Directions Series Dec. 10 in Sac City and Dec. 11 in Pocahontas. 

November 7, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

November 7, 2019
Are you someone who volunteers at food stands, concessions, or church meals? Do you know that your volunteer effort is important in protecting the health of Iowans? In America, 1 in 6 people experience foodborne illness each year. Most foodborne illnesses come from improper cooking of food, temperature abuse of food, poor health and hygiene practices among food handlers, cross contamination between raw and cooked foods, and obtaining food from unsafe sources.
 
Join ISU Extension and Outreach- Pocahontas County for a SafeFood program on November 19th to learn how you can keep food safe in your community. You will learn proper personal hygiene when handling food, how to avoid food spoilage from being cooked or served at the wrong temperature, and how to avoid cross contamination of foods.
 
SafeFood will be offered at no cost. The program is from 6:00-8:00 pm at ISU Extension and Outreach-Pocahontas County, 305 N Main St, Pocahontas. You must call the office at (712) 335-3103 BY NOV 18th to sign up for the class.
November 4, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host a Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial and private fumigant pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

October 25, 2019

It's time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

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